Panam Karkandu is extracted from the flower of palmera tree (panai maram).It is a crystallised sugar and Panam kalkandam is also known as Panang kalkandu, Palm Sugar Candy or rock candy in English.
Panam Karkandu is made from tapping the sap from the inflorescence of the palm tree. Boiling it until it becomes a syrup then it allows to solid it and finally made into crystals of different shapes and in different sizes. Then the sugar is dissolved in warm water until the sugar doesn’t dissolve any more.
Panam Karkandu – Salipu ( Granules ) is made from the sweet drink called panam pathaneer. The Natural sweeteners are those sweetening substances that have same nutrients and minerals that are found in the original raw product.
The chemicals are not added while processing these products to get sweeteners in it. This is used in Northern Tamilnadu, Northern Sri Lanka and also in some other places.
Panam Karkandu helps to lower the cholesterol level. It is also helps to liquefy phlegm from the lungs and it can be used to treat a sore throat. It can reduce the heat in our body and it can be used by both adults and kids, it is good for all.
Palm Candy / Panam Karkandu is rich in Iron and is a body coolant. It is more nutritious than refined sugar. This sugar also has loads of other health benefits used to treat coughs , heals lung and throat infections and strengthens the bones.
Palm candy can also be used as a substitutes for refined sugar. It is used in the Thai cuisine not only as a sweetener in sweets and desserts but is also Palm sugar is an unrefined sugar, it is known to be rich in vitamins and minerals.
As a result, it become increasingly popular as a substitute to white and brown sugar. It contains minerals like potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, manganese and copper. It is a crystalline sweetener which is rich in nutrient and also low glycemic.
Panam Karkandu is completely natural product with no preservatives in it. It contains minerals, vitamins, calcium, iron & phytonutrients including zinc and potassium.
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